1. [ verb ] rub with a brush, or as if with a brush

: "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"

Related terms: rub
2. [ noun ] (botany) a dense growth of bushes
Synonyms: thicket coppice copse brushwood
Related terms: vegetation underbrush spinney canebrake brake
3. [ verb ] touch lightly and briefly

"He brushed the wall lightly"

Related terms: touch flick graze
4. [ noun ] an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
Related terms: implement sable clothesbrush toothbrush nailbrush hairbrush bottlebrush paintbrush shaving_brush scrub_brush bristle_brush bristle handle
5. [ verb ] clean with a brush

"She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"

Related terms: clean
6. [ verb ] sweep across or over
Synonyms: sweep

"Her long skirt brushed the floor" "A gasp swept cross the audience"

Related terms: move sweep
7. [ verb ] remove with or as if with a brush

"brush away the crumbs" "brush the dust from the jacket" "brush aside the objections"

Related terms: remove
8. [ noun ] momentary contact
Synonyms: light_touch
Related terms: touch
9. [ noun ] contact with something dangerous or undesirable
Synonyms: light_touch

"I had a brush with danger on my way to work" "he tried to avoid any brushes with the police"

Related terms: contact touch
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5206
11. [ noun ] a minor short-term fight
Synonyms: encounter skirmish clash
Related terms: fight contretemps skirmish
12. [ noun ] the act of brushing your hair
Synonyms: brushing

"he gave his hair a quick brush"

Related terms: hair_care
13. [ verb ] cover by brushing

"brush the bread with melted butter"

Related terms: cover
14. [ noun ] (physics,electricity) conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
Related terms: electrical_device generator electric_motor
15. [ noun ] (dentistry) the act of brushing your teeth
Synonyms: brushing

"the dentist recommended two brushes a day"

Related terms: dental_care
16. [ noun ] a light glancing touch
Synonyms: kiss

"there was a brief kiss of their hands in passing"

Related terms: touch kiss
Similar spelling:   brushy